Railroad Crane in HDR

So many photos, so little time; Your legal rights as a photographer

After another great photography outing I’m realizing just how far behind I am getting on post processing. 437 photos at Cruisin’ on Main St. Saturday night, 234 at Tuesday night’s orchestra concert, 283 at the Arizona Railway Museum a couple weeks ago. I either need to shoot less or process more. Maybe it’s time to start using .jpg’s from the camera? Alright, so the former is clearly not going to happen. I enjoy shooting too much and refuse to give up the hope that some day I will manage to process all of the photos I’ve taken (well, the ones worth processing that is).

Enjoy another HDR rendition from the Arizona Railway Museum. I posted a couple from the May Cruisin’ on Main St. event to flickr. Now, to get to those orchestra pictures…there are a few parents waiting on them. In an ideal world it would be a snap to get through all of them and have the best processed and posted immediately. But, in this world I process what I can and hold out hope for the rest. I’ve processed enough today to make my arm go numb a couple of times so I’m calling it quits for the night.

Railroad Crane in HDR

Need a lift?

If you are into photography (including snapshots of your family) this article and it’s referenced articles are well worth the read. It’s enlightening for those who may not be aware of the legal protections they have as they photograph in public.

Buddy's Nose

Passing the Sniff Test

I have been looking for a good wide angle lens but just can’t swing the expense of the Olympus 7-14mm so I opted for the Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6.  I purchased it used from Australia and it took a whopping two days for it to get from Australia to Los Angeles where it sat, and sat, and sat, for nearly eight weeks.  It finally arrived this weekend much to my surprise as the tracking information hadn’t had a change in, well, eight weeks.  I haven’t had a chance to get out with the lens yet but playing around with it around the house has been a lot of fun.  I love what you can do with a wide angle lens and the distortion you can add to a photo just by changing the composition.  Buddy says it passes the sniff test, so I’m all ready for summer with a new lens to break in.

Buddy's Nose

Merging of the Blogs

Merging of the Blogs

I finally decided it’s just silly to have two blogs.  When I originally undertook this project in a sleep deprived state I thought it would be a good idea to keep the mobile blog and normal blog seperate.  I’ve since changed my mind.  For one, mobile blogging hasn’t worked as consistently as advertised.  Problems with both the Blackberry and Blogger have caused posts to not appear, etc.  Add to that the fact that I rarely have the time I want to post process the photos I take (not to mention I always want more time to take photos) and trying to update two blogs is a recipe for disaster.

Merging of the BlogsThe mobile blog has been imported into this blog making this now the central focal point for my musings, ramblings, photos, and with any luck something worth reading.  Hopefully combining the blogs will make me feel less guilt about ignoring one of them and posting to the other since they will now be one.  Time will tell.  In the mean time enjoy my vision of the merging of the blogs.

Watching You

I'm Watching You

Watching YouCame across momma dove nesting her eggs and keeping an eye on some very active boys causing a ruckus nearby. Papa flew in once and checked on them then took off as quickly as he’d arrived. Like any good mother she wouldn’t take her eye off of me as I lingered trying to get a shot.